Research Assistant - IROWE

Preston, Lancashire (GB)
Grade: E (£21585-24285)
29 May 2018
End of advertisement period
28 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The Institute of Research into Organisations, Work and Employment (iROWE) is a busy research institute involved in a variety of Human Relations, Employment Relations and Business and Management related projects and activities, including conflict management; leadership in public services; change management in third sector; entrepreneurship; and new ways of working. Current research projects include:

  • Leadership development and outcomes of working practices on leaders
  • Examination of working in a co-working space
  • Role of trade unions in supporting victims of domestic violence in the workplace

In addition to our projects, iROWE conducts many activities to share its research with the wider community.

Our associate membership comprises of over 200 individuals and we have an international reach of practitioners, academics and policy makers. We hold a wide range of events and disseminate our research findings via multiple methods across our diverse audience.

The post holder will provide research assistant support for the successful development and delivery of iROWE's engagement and dissemination plans, by administering, promoting and organising events and outputs, such as for our forthcoming conference on domestic violence in the workplace. They will also be involved in all stages of research projects from bidding, conducting fieldwork, analysing and disseminating results, such as for those topics outlined above. The research assistant will have the opportunity to engage with research users and increase the impact of the results of studies.

Previous experience of undertaking qualitative research studies and excellent communication skills are essential requirements for this post. The role will require communicating in a variety of different ways to an array of people both internally and externally to the university. You will also be expected to play an active part in the activities of iROWE and therefore be a great team player, have a high level of self-motivation and organisational skills. The role will be a great development opportunity and will further enhance your research and project management skills.

For a further discussion about this role, please contact Dr. Gemma Wibberley, iROWE Research Fellow

This post is for one year in the first instance.

Please apply online; if you cannot apply online please contact Human Resources on 01772 892324 and quote the reference number. CVs will not be considered unless accompanied by a completed application form.

School/Service: Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise
Hours: Full time (36.5 hours per week - 1.0 FTE) job share and part time applications also considered
Basis: Fixed term contract for 12 months initially
Interview Date: 10 July 2018